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City of Contrasts Tour

From stunning verdant parklands to eccentric Gaudi-esque favela homes – this City of Contrasts tour unveils the magical diversity lying within São Paulo’s imposing concrete jungle.


*Campos Obrigatórios

Available: On Demand



  • Bilingual guide.
  • Snacks and drinks.
  • Entrance fees to cultural sites.

Days and Hours:

  • Scheduled days.
  • Departs at 3pm.


  • 5 hours approx.

São Paulo is one of the most diverse cities in the world, packed with a variety of lifestyles and cultures. From favelas to luxury parks, meet the different faces of this grand metropolis on this City of Contrasts Tour.

This cultural encounter in São Paulo starts with a delicious Brazilian coffee at the Vila Olimpio train station with your guide. From there you’ll go by van to another part of the city to visit a park that bears the name of its creator, Burle Marx, an important Brazilian landscape architect. The project was originally set to be the garden of a house designed by the famous Oscar Niemeyer, but was never completed. In 1995, it was converted into a stunning park.

In contrast to this green and luxurious landscape, the next stop on this tour is the second largest building in the city, built by a resident of the Paraisópolis favela. Next you will see one of the most impressive shopping centres in São Paulo. From there you’ll move on to another part of town to experience the Bahia culture, primarily through its cuisine.

Finally you’ll visit one of the most emblematic bars in the city, where the menu was created by one of the best chefs in the world, Alex Atala. The neighbourhood outside of the bar also boasts some of the city’s new bicycle lanes which you can try out.

If you wish, you can finish this City of Contrasts Tour by enjoying the nightlife scene in São Paulo, completing your cultural experience. At the end of this fascinating city tour you’ll have the satisifaction of having really gotten to know this extradordinary and multi-faceted South American city.

  • The meeting point to start this tour is the Vila Olímpia train station.

  • This itineary is subject to last minute changes.

  • Any services or costs not mentioned in the description are not included in the price of the tour.

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